JOSEPH R. MANNES

Joe Mannes is the President of SAMCO Capital Markets,a broker/dealer specializing in public finance; underwriting, sales and trading; and investment banking. He has worked at SAMCO since 2001, also serving as Chief Operating Officer and as a Managing Director. Previously, Mannes was Chief Financial Officer at Clearwire Technologies, Inc. (a provider of fixed wireless Internet data service and equipment) and E-Certify, Inc. (a consulting firm providing secure n-tier client server deployments). Before that, he was General Manager of the online division of Interactive Magic, a provider of massively multiplayer online games, based in Grapevine, Texas.  From 1987 to 1995 Mannes worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc., a Dallas-based stock brokerage firm, most recently as First Vice President. He began his career as a commercial lender, spending five years at the First National Bank of Boston, in Boston and Dallas.

Mr. Mannes is President of the Provincial Foundation, a private family foundation and is on the Finance Committee for US Lacrosse, the national governing body for lacrosse. Previously, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ: TLF), a leading Fort Worth-based provider of leather-crafting products; President of the Dartmouth Class Treasurers Association; and Local Board Chair of the North Texas Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association.

Mr. Mannes graduated with an AB in French and Philosophy from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School, Graduate Division. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  Mannes has the great good fortune to be married to Tori Mannes, and they have three daughters.